Merry Christmas!

With the holidays fast approaching we are busy festooning the tree whilst slurping mulling wine.   But we wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very very Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for your continuous support and encouragement throughout the year.  We wouldn’t be able to do it without you!  May you forever be surrounded by woolly wonders and have warm and cosy feet.  Merry Christmas.
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Christmas Sock Treats!

Tis that time of year again when all the festive merry-making has begun… and, to coincide, you should now all have a copy of our latest John Arbon Textiles catalogues – 2 this year, one just for our lovely Socks and the other full of Yarny things (these accompany our up-dated website).
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Have you seen our new catalogue?

By now you should have received your new John Arbon Textiles yarn catalogue and Arbon Socks catalogue. We hope you love the new look and photos in the catalogues, as well as our updated website.

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Mill Membership Treats

Autumn is upon us which means we are about to release our brand new catalogue and website (we will be doing a blog shortly to show you some behind the scenes action!)

So, if you are on our mailing list, you can excitedly anticipate your new catalogue landing on your doorstep towards the end of October.

But for now, we have made some lovely limited edition runs of woolly goodies for all our Mill Members.

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Yarndale Prep!

In just a couple of days we will be heading up north from the rolling hills of Devon to the beautiful countryside of Skipton. Canals and antique shops a plenty, we shall be excitedly setting up there for Yarndale! And you will be able to find us just opposite our usual spot this year in the Yarndale Market – stand 81 (right near the Knit & Natter lounge) at Skipton Auction Mart, 23rd – 24th September 2017 … Saturday 10am – 5:30pm & Sunday 10am – 4:30pm.

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Return from Edinburgh

We are now catching up spinning yarn after so much went to new homes at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Wow, what an amazing show.

We would like to thank Jo and Mica for putting on such a great event and being such good dance partners! We had a ball at the Ceilidh – we danced as much as our little feets allowed – not also the correct steps I suspect, but we were full of enthusiasm!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival at Edinburgh Corn Exchange; March 2017; photographed by Malena Persson.


A photo of us and Mica from the Ceilidh, full of food, beer, and cheer. by Malena Persson.
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Happy 2017!

Hello woolly lovers and welcome to 2017!!
We have been very busy at the mill so far this year … we have started the year tweaking a couple of naughty machines (they are feeling much better now) and are at this moment in full production spinning up a fresh batch of Knit by Numbers ready for Unravel and Edinburgh yarn festival.
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Unravel is the first show of the year and we are excited to get back into show season. You can find more information about it here.

We will bring you more info about Edinburgh Yarn Fest over the next few weeks!

But for now, we had a lovely weekend at the York Guild of Spinners Weavers & Dyers (21st Jan). John gave a talk about what he gets up to at the Mill (and told some impromptu jokes as well!). Of course we took along plenty of yarns and tops! And had a wonderful time. Thank you to all the Guild members for looking after us so well.

Hope to catch with all you woolly folk at a show / event during this year and hope your New Years have started with a little less machine craziness than ours!

Behind the scenes!

We thought we would share some behind the scenes photos of our catalogue photo shoot with you!

With massive appreciation to Juliet who organised like a busy thing and brought the whole catalogue together.

Ray who took the stunning sock photos and great mill shots.

Cicely who came to be our assistant for the 2 day photo shoot (and turned out to have a great eye for lighting!)

Frankie for yarn, top and mill photos. And for being sock model extraordinaire.

And to Adrian for doing all the wondrous graphic design and layout!
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